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  • Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group

    09/15/2021 1:17:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 15, 2021 | By KATHY GANNON and ERIC TUCKER
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan man who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month was an enthusiastic and beloved longtime employee at an American humanitarian organization, his colleagues say, painting a stark contrast to the Pentagon’s claims that he was an Islamic State group militant about to carry out an attack on American troops. Signs have been mounting that the U.S. military may have targeted the wrong man in the Aug. 29 strike in Kabul, with devastating consequences, killing seven children and two other adults from his family. The Pentagon says it is further investigating the strike,...
  • U.S. Military Strikes Car Carrying ‘Multiple Suicide Bombers’ En Route To Kabul Airport, Officials Say

    08/29/2021 10:29:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Aug 29, 2021 | Ryan Saavedra
    The U.S. Military conducted a drone strike on ISIS terrorists on Sunday in Kabul, “eliminating an imminent” threat to the airport, according to officials. The strike was reportedly on a car that was carrying “multiple suicide bombers” who were en-route to the airport. “We are confident we successfully hit the target. Significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material,” U.S. Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said in a statement. “We are assessing the possibilities of civilian casualties, though we have no indications at this time. We remain vigilant for potential future...
  • Strange! Biden's Pentagon Won't Tell Anyone Who Was Killed In That Drone Strike Against ISIS They Say Happened

    08/28/2021 6:30:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/28/2021 | Bryan Preston
    Here’s the latest word from the most transparent administration ever:Pentagon will not release names of the 2 ‘high-profile’ ISIS planners killed in single U.S. drone strike: Kirby— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) August 28, 2021Simple question: Why?At this point, the Pentagon is best known for publicly downplaying the threat the Taliban posed for taking over all of Afghanistan, and for greenlighting closing its largest operational base in Central Asia. It’s still purging competent minds but retaining and encouraging its woke drones. Gen. Mark Milley, the 21st-century version of Gen. Custer, still has a job.Biden has lied, or remains unaware, about the fact...
  • Experts question decision not to name ISIS terrorists killed in Afghanistan drone strike

    08/28/2021 2:34:05 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/28/2021 | Jon Levine and Dana Kennedy
    The failure of the Biden administration to name the two Islamic State terrorists killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan on Friday has led some experts to conclude they were not high-value targets. In a press conference Saturday, Major Gen. William Taylor only referred to the dead targets as a “planner” and “facilitator,” and would not say if they played specific roles in the airport suicide attack Thursday that killed 13 American soldiers and 169 Afghans. Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, was behind the attack. “Normally if they get a high-profile guy they like to name him,” retired US...
  • Biden administration to start offering vaccine booster shots on Sept. 20

    08/18/2021 9:51:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WP ^ | Today at 12:46 p.m. EDT | By Laurie McGinley , Tyler Pager , Hannah Knowles , Adela Suliman , Bryan Pietsch and Brittany
    The Biden administration will begin offering coronavirus booster shots Sept. 20, top health officials announced Wednesday, after concluding that a third shot is needed to fight off waning immunity. The administration said it is developing plans to begin offering the booster shots after reviewing a wide array of data. The plan, which applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, calls for Americans to get a booster shot eight months after receiving their second doses. The officials said they expect that a booster shot will be needed for people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but they are still...
  • US Military Targets Al-Shabab in Somalia With More Airstrikes

    08/01/2021 7:20:25 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 15 replies
    VOA ^ | 8/1/2021 | Harun Maruf
    The United States military has confirmed that it carried out another airstrike against al-Shabab militants, its third in less than two weeks. Sunday’s strike was in support of Somali government forces in the vicinity of Qeycad, in the central Galmudug state, according to the U.S. military. The Somali government earlier reported the strike was in an area where federal and U.S.-trained forces were fighting the militants. There was no word on whether militants were injured or killed. “This is another major blow to al-Shabab’s means to wage war against the Somali people,” a statement by the Information Ministry of Somalia...
  • Biden Green Screen Fail!

    03/16/2021 10:50:52 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 308 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2021 | Anon
    Reporter: "Do you have any plans to travel to the southern border?" President Biden: "Not at the moment."
  • What is Real?

    01/13/2021 11:40:04 AM PST · by Lopeover · 24 replies
    Monkey Werx US ^ | 1/12/2021 | Monkey Werx US
  • Three men connected to 'boogaloo' movement tried to provoke violence at protests, feds say

    06/05/2020 8:17:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    NBC ^ | 06 05 2020 | Andrew Blankstein, Tom Winter and Brandy Zadrozny
    Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas have charged three men alleged to be members of the far-right extremist "Boogaloo" movement with multiple state and federal violations of conspiracy to cause destruction during protests in Las Vegas, as well as possession of Molotov cocktails. Charging documents say Stephen T. Parshall, aka "Kiwi," 35; Andrew Lynam, 23; and William L. Loomis, 40, all of Las Vegas, were arrested Saturday on a state criminal complaint alleging conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism, material support for committing an act of terrorism and multiple explosives violations. The plot was foiled with help from an informant,...
  • U.S. and Iran Exchange More Threats as Democrats Question Timing of Strike

    01/04/2020 7:47:30 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | Jan 4, 2020 | Peter Baker and Edward Wong
    WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran exchanged escalating military threats on Friday as President Trump warned that he was “prepared to take whatever action is necessary” if Iran threatened Americans and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vowed to exact vengeance for the killing on Mr. Trump’s order of Iran’s most valued general. Although the president insisted that he took the action to avoid a war with Iran, the continuing threats further rattled foreign capitals, global markets and Capitol Hill, where Democrats demanded more information about the strike and Mr. Trump’s grounds for taking such a provocative move without...
  • Exclusive: VP Biden Steered $1.8B tax dollars to Ukraine; Son Hunter Bagged ‘Sweetheart Govt Deal’

    04/04/2019 2:54:54 PM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies ^ | April 3, 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    --SNIP--Joe Biden monetized his vice presidential powers, says author Peter Schweizer. “It’s pretty clear that the for-sale sign was open, and that a lot of foreign powers — including foreign governments — gave money to his son, Hunter Biden. "That demands investigation. Financial records from Morgan Stanley [are] very, very clear. It shows line after line after line of money going into an account that is marked ‘Robert H. Biden,’ (Hunter Biden’s legal name), and it shows huge sums of money coming in from Ukrainians, Chinese, Kazakhs, and anonymous LLCs. It’s all there in black and white.” Hunter Biden sat...
  • Biden faces new scrutiny from Dems over behavior with women

    03/31/2019 5:56:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 165 replies
    ap ^ | 3/31/2019 | JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn’t believe he’s ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician’s assertion that Biden’s kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of step with his own party to run a successful 2020 presidential campaign.
  • Rachel Maddow: The World Might Think Trump Attacked Syria to Distract From

    04/14/2018 8:11:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | April 14, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Rachel Maddow sounded as if she was on the verge of tears last night after President Trump's address to the nation on Syria. She was not nervous about another potential war, per se, but because she feared that our allies might think that America was destroying deadly chemical weapons and trying to save lives simply to distract from President Trump's allegedly ongoing scandals. "Point of personal privilege here just for a second. You know it is, this is not personal. It's not just spectacle. It is not just political as we follow the news and these incredible days that we have...
  • MSNBC's Maddow Twice Speculates That Syria Bombing Was Influenced 'Because of Scandal'

    04/14/2018 8:44:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | April 14, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, shortly after President Donald Trump's announcement of air strikes against Syria, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow twice put on her tinfoil hat, alleging that there is a "perception that the president may have ordered these strikes in part because of scandal," and that Trump's decision "may have ... (been) inflected by the scandals surrounding him." Maddow even contended that this alleged perception of scandal-driven decision-making will "affect the impact and the effectiveness of these military strikes." Maddow's first speculation appeared shortly after Trump's announcement:Transcript RACHEL MADDOW: As we follow the news in these incredible days that we have been having recently...
  • Syria 'chemical attack': Trump pledges 'forceful' US response

    04/10/2018 12:53:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 53 replies ^ | April 10, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has promised a "forceful" response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, as Western leaders consider what action to take. "We have a lot of options militarily," he told reporters. He added that a response would be decided "shortly". Mr Trump said the US was getting some "good clarity" on who was responsible for the incident in Douma on Saturday. Medical sources say dozens were killed in the alleged attack but exact numbers are impossible to verify. Mr Trump also discussed the incident with French President Emmanuel Macron late on Monday, and both leaders expressed a...
  • US Planes are Fair Game Now: Russia Suspends Flight Safety Memorandum over Syria [trunc]

    04/07/2017 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 108 replies ^ | 7APR2017 | Staff Writer'
    <p>Russia has suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States amid the US missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat military airfield, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement.</p> <p>“Without bothering to investigate anything, the US went forward with a demonstration of force, a military confrontation with a country that is fighting international terrorism,” the Foreign Ministry’s statement reads.</p>
  • And just like that, Trump does more in Syria than obama ever did in eight years

    04/07/2017 10:21:17 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 57 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-07-17 | DrJohn
    Last night Donald Trump ordered an attack on Syria. In less than 100 days, Trump has taken more action against Assad than obama did in eight years. The attack was appropriate, measured and proportional. It sent a message. To Assad and to North Korea. Trump did not have to set a red line and then walk away from it. President Obama’s decision to hold off on military action against the Assad regime after signaling that it was on the cards in response to last summer’s chemical weapons attack made the U.S. “appear weak,” former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden said...
  • “Short-sighted”: Trump hits Assad airbase in response to chemical weapons attack

    04/07/2017 10:19:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 38 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 04/07/2017 | Robert Spencer
    There is no question that Assad is a scoundrel. That is not in dispute. The problem with this action is the same as it was when Obama wanted to strike Assad: who benefits? The Assad regime said this strike “can only be described as short-sighted.” Right. The Islamic State (ISIS), although weakened, is still there. The jihad groups that Obama trained and armed are still there. Who benefits from a weakened Assad? ISIS, that wants to destroy the United States and is sending jihadis here to mount attacks. Trump vowed to drain the swamp, but it looks as if the...
  • [WaPo's] David Ignatius: Trump Has Restored ‘Credibility of American Power’

    04/07/2017 7:20:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/7/17 | Cameron Cawthorne
    David Ignatius of the Washington Post praised President Donald Trump on Friday for launching a military strike against an airfield in Syria Thursday night, saying that he has restored "credibility" of America's power."Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough said Trump appeared to be following in former President Barack Obama's footsteps in regards to a hands-off approach to Syria, but has reversed his policy because he recognized the death and destruction in Syria allegedly at the hands of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad."I think he found the consequences of embracing Assad which is in effect what he did, just too horrifying," Ignatius said. "I thought the president was...
  • This Isn’t the Foreign Policy Trump Campaigned On

    04/07/2017 7:16:12 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 68 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 6 2017 | Robert Merry
    It may be too early to tell for sure, but Donald Trump is looking more and more like a phony. He’s also looking like a weakling. And a political ingrate. All this is coming into stark relief with accelerating events involving Syria. The United States launched dozens of missiles against Syrian military installations to retaliate for the chemical attack on rebel-held territory. Thus did Trump demonstrate that, to the extent that his foreign policy differs from that of his predecessor, it is more aggressive and adventuresome than Obama’s. That’s the opposite of how he campaigned.